Jackie Montgomery is living out her hopes and dreams as a professional mic holder for Sounders FC, the Seattle Seahawks and so many freelance and contract gigs like um, no big deal, she reported on the halfpipe at the Vancouver Winter Olympics! If you already know Jackie or of Jackie, it has probably crossed your mind that your younger self would also probably want to be Jackie.
Jackie grew up in Southern California and spent most of her youth outdoors both engaged in sport and as an avid fan. She, unlike so many of us was gunning for her dreams at an early age. I feel like i had an idea of what i thought i wanted to do when i was in high school, but got distracted along the way… a few times! She went on to Pepperdine University to pursue a degree in Broadcast Journalism where she earned her stripes on the sidelines as an announcer at the NCAA with the schools Sports Broadcasting Department. This experience would help build on her skills that would help land her gigs with ESPN as an emcee for XGames, FuelTV, NBC, and eventually the LA Galaxy MLS where her Major League emcee career continued to flourish, landing her in Seattle to work with the Seattle Sounders FC and the Seattle Seahawks. In addition to her on camera obligations for the Sounders FC she contributes on the daily to RaveTV.
It is crazy how much this inspiring lady has done in her short time on this earth so far, but it doesn’t stop there. She continues to get requests for action sports gigs and spends time volunteering with Seattle based non-profit The Service Board that engages youth through arts & action sports. In the podcast she touches on managing her own brand… amongst all her day to day work she still creates time to manager her own social media and image which as she talks about, has become a larger part of her job.